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Peanut immunotherapy

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical and Translational Allergy, September 2014
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Title
Peanut immunotherapy
Published in
Clinical and Translational Allergy, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/2045-7022-4-30
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Authors

Katherine Anagnostou, Andrew Clark

Abstract

Peanut allergy is common and can be a cause of severe, life-threatening reactions. It is rarely outgrown like other food allergies, such as egg and milk. Peanut allergy has a significant effect on the quality of life of sufferers and their families, due to dietary and social restrictions, but mainly stemming from fear of accidental peanut ingestion. The current management consists of strict avoidance, education and provision of emergency medication, but a disease- modifying therapy is needed for peanut allergy. Recent developments involve the use of immunotherapy, which has shown promise as an active form of treatment. Various routes of administration are being investigated, including subcutaneous, oral, sublingual and epicutaneous routes. Other forms of treatment, such as the use of vaccines and anti-IgE molecules, are also under investigation. So far, results from immunotherapy studies have shown good efficacy in achieving desensitisation to peanut with a good safety profile. However, the issue of long-term tolerance has not been fully addressed yet and larger, phase III studies are required to further investigate safety and efficacy. An assessment of cost/benefit ratio is also required prior to implementing this form of treatment. The use of immunotherapy for peanut allergy is not currently recommended for routine clinical use and should not be attempted outside specialist allergy units.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 56 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 9 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 16%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Master 5 9%
Researcher 5 9%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 13 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 9%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 13 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 November 2014.
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#3,811,838
of 21,321,525 outputs
Outputs from Clinical and Translational Allergy
#228
of 622 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#40,764
of 224,842 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical and Translational Allergy
#1
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